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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Stage and Set Design

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2021. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2022/23 will be announced later.

To study this programme, applicant should apply for "Higher Diploma in Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110514]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
Facing the globalisation of Chinese films, the expansion of cable and network TV channels and the augmentation of China-Hong Kong film and TV collaborative projects, the demand for creative professionals in media and entertainment has been increasing. This programme outlines the big picture of film, TV and theatre production through the aspiring eye of an art director or stage designer to-be. It not only introduces students the essentials of aesthetics and design methods, but also nourishes students’ creative thinking, technique, ability and vision, by integrating diverse learning experience with a hands-on curriculum.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates will have opportunities to work in various organisations including television stations, film companies, TV production houses, advertising agencies, in-house video production departments, news agencies, web TV companies, public relations and event companies, multimedia companies, theatres, art groups and education supporting units, where they may take the roles such as production designer, assistant art director, props maker, props designer, assistant set designer in film productions, assistant theatre set designer, assistant theatre lighting designer, computer visualiser / draftsman, as well as assistant technical director and technician.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.
Graduates can apply for admission to relevant degree programme of local universities. An example is :
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts : BFA(Hons) in Theatre and Entertainment Arts
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students of this programme are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers, and the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.